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  1. My latest, another torch. Done by Xam at The Family Business in London, last Monday. Healing up pretty good. Pic is fresh, as you can tell from the bloody paper towels!
    18 points
  2. got these two by lowercase j @ tattoo marks
    12 points
  3. Stewart Robson

    What's In A Name?

    Here's one: The same name as another tattoo shop, even if it's in another country. When stuck for a name, call it the name of the street it's on or the name or the nearest major street. Works like a charm. Although we do still get phone calls at the shop that go: *ring*ring* "Hello, Frith Street Tattoo, can I help?" "...erm, what street are you on?" "We're on Frith Street" "Ok, thanks" *click*
    5 points
  4. awsome.. Man gets DUI after driving on AA co-founder's lawn - News - Boston.com
    3 points
  5. This is the tattoo I ended up getting instead of a verse done in text. Hebrews 6:19-7:2 would be the reference. When I thought of it I didn't really realize that anchor tattoos were so common, but I realize it's a classic image so I'm glad I went with it anyway. Done by Chris Lombardi at Hand of Doom Tattoo in Buffalo, NY.
    3 points
  6. in Pensacola ,Fl. ...Tit for tat... In Mobile, Al. ...Scarred Hard... they just don't sound like excellence.
    2 points
  7. Oscby

    Latest tattoo lowdown.....

    this is so good
    2 points
  8. Hands down best Tattooers name is Valerie Vargas , Quentin Tarantino eat your heart out . In the event of me winning Lotto I would promptly open a shop in the London Tower or the like and name it " Ye Olde Tat - Zappery " the name being stolen from @hogg .
    2 points
  9. I have a full chest piece that got cut through because of an open heart operation and the most common question I get is “was it done before or after the surgery to cover the scar?” My response is “It was just good forethought”, my heart problem came as a surprise. Super glad I did it because after the surgery I don’t want another sharp object within a mile of my chest. I had a rock star surgeon take me apart and put me back together, with attention paid to lining the ink back up correctly, now there is an obvious quarter inch incision with hard scar tissue, but the tattoo looks fine. My adv
    2 points
  10. You can't go wrong with a Sacred Heart, it's just classic. I'm particularly fond of the one on this H20 album cover, done by @Scott Sylvia himself, 15 years ago? Shit, we are getting old.
    2 points
  11. Gotta have some ethics. It is up to us. I don't support the "fuck it" mentality.
    2 points
  12. i like those lees! its a shame, a lot of these "american heritage" lines are more difficult to come across in the us- carhartt wip, woolrich woolen mills, lee 101, etc. youre lucky, theres more access to that stuff in the uk. tellasons are dope. rogue territory, baldwin, and 3sixteen are excellent american lines as well. im not crazy patriotic or anything. its just cool to see brands being made at home and theyre like half the price as japanese lines. but from what i understand, on the flipside, the japanese will go crazy and pay a lot for american brands right now. i think we do the same trad
    2 points
  13. I don't know about you guys, but I sometimes struggle to find a Christian themed tattoo that really excites me, and I'm a bona fide Jesus freak. Don't get me wrong, Rock of Ages is cool and all, but other than that crosses and praying hands don't really excite me. Do you guys have or know of any cool Christian Themed tattoos?
    1 point
  14. Just wanted to let everyone know that I did a series of short interviews for Tattoo Artist Magazine. They've posted 11 of them so far. Here's the latest with Chriss Dettmer from Black Hole in Hamburg Germany. Chriss Dettmer London Tattoo Convention Interview for Tattoo Artist Magazine (VIDEO) « TAM Blog Luke
    1 point
  15. CultExciter

    What's In A Name?

    You mean "klassy."
    1 point
  16. Is There any other way besides freehand with the tat2 "gun" hahaha ;) - - - Updated - - - lmao...im thinkin more like Tatz 4 Titz! hahahah:cool:
    1 point
  17. Goddamit I totally freaked out over this torch on Instagram. Amazing!
    1 point
  18. @YOMONEY @kylegrey I've been wearing my 501s a lot lately. I haven't picked up any new pairs, due to money issues, but I did get a nice blood stain on my 501s today. I also wore mine to Christmas dinner with the family, but I'm not at the point where I need to vinegar wash them yet, as I am only at about 4 months of wear. A lot of those lines you guys mentioned I haven't even heard of; thanks for the heads-up.
    1 point
  19. JAllen

    What's In A Name?

    Selecting a name is marketing. Its about attracting whatever clientle you're after. Some people want to appear cool and others shoot for professional and easy to remember. Its easy to see who takes what they do seriously and those who think its a rockstar lifestyle.
    1 point
  20. Graeme

    What's In A Name?

    The one exception that comes to mind for me is the Ink Addiction Beppe works at. That is a goddammned horrible name for a tattoo shop and I hope it's only called that because of a not great understanding of the English language.
    1 point
  21. Yea ill jus add one more " it looks fucking great!"To the list
    1 point
  22. Whilst I go along and agree with what David Flores said, I wanted to offer two examples which show there are probably some exceptions .. Into You in London, owned by Alex Binnie is a great shop with amazing artists. So is The Family Business also in London and run by Mo Coppoletta. Both shops have not a name which immediately identifies them as a tattoo shop but are well known and deliver outstanding work. Probably here we can apply the idiom 'The exception proves the rule' .. :-)
    1 point
  23. the type of shop names I think don't work are names that sound like nothing good is gonna happen, examples; Insane ,Smoked ,Deviant,Chaos,etc.These kind of names just dont give me the feeling of comfort. A friend owns Safe Voyage Tattoo in Baton Rouge, Isnt that a comforting name.
    1 point
  24. I am sure there is a wealth of imagery that could be created from the stories in the bible, but I don't think a lot of people want tattoos of the lesser know characters in the bible, it's really all about Jesus and Mary and of course the tattoo of St Michael that people get keeping the devil out of heaven with his staff, pitchfork thing. If you are Catholic I there are probably more options, as there seems to be a lot of depictions of different saints. Depending on what the saint stood for or maybe what saint you were baptized under that could be an option.
    1 point
  25. I really don't understand the long literary tattoos and for some odd reason a lot of people think they look good. When it comes to art to me images are more powerful than words.
    1 point
  26. Colored Guy

    3D Printing

    Most of them do plastic parts and have been around for 20 years, used to be known as Rapid Prototyping. The newer ones do much finer detailed work and they're fast. We have one at work that gets a lot of use. There are also ones that make parts out of metals, known as Selective Laser Sintering. They make parts from steel, titanium as well as alloy blends, as well as green sand used for making molds. But, you need to have the part geometry in a certain format that the machine will accept. Any glitch in the 3D CAD file and it crashes in the middle of the part. So these will be pretty much lim
    1 point
  27. Yep, you dodged a bullet.
    1 point
  28. The virgin de guadalupe is pretty powerful imagery, and all the secular interpretations people have come up with are pretty entertaining. I think the problem these days is people who get christian tattoos just want to get script lettering of bible verses.
    1 point
  29. Can't go wrong with an icon tattoo.
    1 point
  30. kylegrey

    finer things in life

    Bonten Taro Gekiga works - - - - Updated - - - It's Christmas so i'll indulge myself in some bike action
    1 point
  31. nice.. coffee nazis and denim people.. kyle, currently im in a pair of left fields for the last 4 months. probably my favorite pair so fair. theyre the nisshinbo denim and wear beautifully (crazy electric blues). ive been in a handful of pairs, but id probably say that these are my personal favorites (so far). i dig a lot of japanese stuff like momotaro, pbj's, sammies, etc. but have been psyched for all of the lines in the states currently. whenever get my cash flow situation right, im leaning towards a pair of railcars, im pretty sure..
    1 point
  32. ShawnPorter

    Ink Masters

    I think I've mentioned this before, but I heard from an artist on Season two about how heavily edited they were. You shoot tons of footage and use the best of the worst to 'create a show' that has 'villains' and drama and tension. You're also coached on things to say. You look like a giant ass on tv, but... after the show airs... you find your appointment book is a little fuller, even though you looked like a giant ass on tv. Turning a culture into a commodity isn't new, its just affecting us a little closer to the chest because... well.. it's us. We had to bleed for these damned things. We
    1 point
  33. I've heard that one before!!!
    1 point
  34. nobody gets just one or two.
    1 point
  35. people trying to bargain. I always charge a fair price for a good solid piece of work. ANd the people I have always found trying to bargain are wearing $150 sneakers and name brand everything, but want to save $20 on a lifetime investment
    1 point
  36. not part of the tattoo age series, but still done by vice..pretty awesome video about horiyoshi III(turn subtitles on at the bottom):
    1 point
  37. Here's my last two Panther by Stewart Robson Eagle by Valerie Vargas
    1 point
  38. Lets see a photo of the tattoo in question
    1 point
  39. Scott R

    Bad first experience

    this is so silly, there is no need for all this hoopla. If your hesitant why not ask the wealth of knowledge right here are your fingertips? there are many contributors here from California both enthusiasts and tattooers. It can be as simple as I think xxx guy is who I am going to, I live xxx. what do you guys think. It sucks you got a bad tattoo but you dont have to repeat the process or go at alone trying to find a good tattoo.
    1 point
  40. Swan

    Bad first experience

    I can understand shinobi. It does happen. I was tattooed by an artist of considerable repute last year, saw his work in magazines, etc. I went with a "trust me" for a sleeve tattoo and am regretting it. The first alarm bells rang when he inked a perspective line drawing of a phoenix on my forearm. It looked great on paper, but not so wrapped around my arm, it's hard to pick out what's going on and it looks like it has a broken wing and neck. I was in denial for ages and friends told me not to worry as it would all work out in the end. I went through with the full tattoo thinking at the end o
    1 point
  41. Dan S

    Stigmas?

    Getting stares because you're wearing something that has traditionally been jailhouse art, or other "outsider" type work is entirely on the wearer. To the people who have traditionally gotten things like spiderwebs, walls, teardrops, etc., they are specific indicators freighted with much significance. I'm not saying don't get 'em, just to expect the stares and attitudes. .02
    1 point
  42. WeRnDoG

    Full Back Piece Thread

    4th hit on my back. 7 hours on veil and leaves. Once healed veil will be an opaque grey to distinguish from the black and grey background, everything under the veil will be boosted once healed aswell,Thanks.
    1 point
  43. I feel punching this guy in the hair would be good therapy for me.
    1 point
  44. Scott R

    Random Picture Thread

    dont look too long
    1 point
  45. Anyone else see this on Tattoo Snob today? D’inked – A Tattoo Removal Documentary : TattooSnob: The High End of Low-Brow I can see getting some small, bad tattoos removed (at least to make room for good new ones) -- but an entire half-sleeve? Crazy.
    1 point
  46. Even without the face tattoos, still don't think I want to party with that dude.
    1 point
  47. KongGo

    Nazgul

    1 point
  48. @irezumi sent me this today:
    1 point
  49. I also just got an email from Thomas Hooper sneaking me in for finger tattoos- the day after my birthday. Jesus. Sumerian priest sounds awesome... cant wait to see it!
    1 point


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